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Famous Deaths In December - 31

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0192  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.  

0406  On December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  On this day in history melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

1164  On December - 31 death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on December - 31.  

1297  On this day in history death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  

1302  On this day in history death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

1382  Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on December - 31.  

1384  On this day in history john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies  

1424  Death of Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on this day in history.  

1460  On December - 31 death of edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (executed) (b. 1443)  

1510  On this day in history death of bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1472)  

1535  On this day in history death of william Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1465)  

1568  On December - 31 death of shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1493)  

1575  Death of Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (b. 1502) on this day in history.  

1583  On this day in history thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies  

1610  Death of Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (b. 1540) on December - 31.  

1616  On December - 31 jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31  

1647  Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on this day in history.  

1650  On this day in history death of dorgon, Chinese emperor (b. 1612)  

1652  On this day in history frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies  

1673  On December - 31 death of oliver St John, English statesman and judge  

1679  On this day in history death of giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (b. 1608)  

1691  Death of Dudley North, English economist (b. 1641) on December - 31.  

1719  On December - 31 john Flamsteed, 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73  

1733  On December - 31 hubert K Poot, Dutch poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44  

1742  On December - 31 death of karl III Philip, Elector Palatine (b. 1661)  

1775  Richard Montgomery, General, dies fighting British on December - 31.  

1799  On this day in history death of jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (b. 1723)  

1802  On December - 31 francis Lewis, Welsh/US merchant/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 89  

1809  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer, dies at 75 on December - 31.  

1818  On this day in history jean-Pierre Duport, composer, dies at 77  

1848  Oliver Shaw, composer, dies at 69 on December - 31.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on December - 31.  

1378  On December - 31 birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on December - 31.  

1491  On December - 31 birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

1514  On December - 31 birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on December - 31.  

1572  On December - 31 birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

1668  On December - 31 birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist